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A God without perfection: A God we can believe in?

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Yoram Hazony, president of the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, has written an astonishingly simple apology for the God of the Hebrew Bible in The New York Times, offering it as a way beyond the God-the-perfect-being proposed by philosophers and much classical Christian theology. As Hazony points out, that approach to God as serious problems, the first of which is "that it appears to be impossible to make it coherent.